Appleton Credit Union employee saves senior from getting ripped off

APPLETON, Wis. (WFRV) – The Appleton Police Department posted on their Facebook about a recent incident where authorities and a credit union employee saved an elderly person from being scammed.

Officials say an agent was sent to a local credit union after a bank representative raised concerns about a customer who may have been scammed. The customer reportedly arrived at the credit union with printed instructions on how to transfer a “very large sum” of money to a suspicious bank account.

After the agent spoke with the employee and the person involved, it was clear that this was a scam. The scammer allegedly had banking information and moved money into the victim’s accounts.

The credit union has already helped return the money to the original accounts and close any “compromised accounts”. They also created new accounts and froze access to online banking accounts until a new password could be created.

The responder helped educate the victim about common online scams. It was also mentioned that after learning of some concerns about the memory of the victim, other safeguards were brought up to prevent similar things from happening in the future.

The Appleton Police Department wanted to honor the credit union representative who alerted officers and helped restore the victim’s finances.